Category: Parenting

SoapSox May Features

Congratulations to our Client SoapSox for their many features in the month of May! Here is a look at just a few of their May features:

Real Moms Real Views, Pampers & Pearls,  Review District, Maria’s Space, Getmybuzzup.

As seen on Shark Tank, SoapSox is a collection of unique, soft, and colorful characters that make bathing fun for kids, and easier for parents. Made using a soft terry cloth exterior and an anti-microbial sponge interior, SoapSox when filled with soap and water can be worked into a lather for a fun bath time experience. Simply add soap, water, and scrub! Check them out at!


Hoppy Paws featured on Good Housekeeping TV

hoppypawsgoodhousekeepingCongratulations to our Client Hoppy Paws for their feature on Good Housekeeping TV!

For Trina Barkouras, keeping the holiday magic alive for her children has always been a priority. The Corona del Mar mother began hand-making Easter bunny “paw prints” around the house when her kids were young—a task that never ceased to delight them. Friends and neighbors soon wanted their own prints, and Hoppy Paws was born. With her children grown, Trina decided to fine tune her idea, crafting a “super secret powder” that can be mixed with water and stamped on nearly any surface—even carpet—and easily washed away. The powder is packaged with stamps in the shape of bunny feet, Santa shoes, reindeer hooves and more.

Meaghan Murphy, Executive Editor at Good Housekeeping, used the Hoppy Paws Leprechaun Footprint Stamp Kit to leave a trail of mischievous leprechaun prints in her home for St. Patrick’s Day!

Create Hoppy Memories and Holiday Traditions with Hoppy Paws! Check them out at!

TROBO featured in USA TODAY

trobofeatureCongratulations to our Client TROBO for their feature in USA TODAY!

Kids cuddle up with Trobo, an app-connected plush robot, to hear STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) stories. This storytelling robot, which can be ordered as female Curie or male Newton, stars in the five interactive stories found in a free iOS app. To make the learning experience personal, children put themselves in the stories as well as using an avatar builder. The stories come from crowd-sourced contests and cover bees, gravity, lightning, telling time and money.

At the 2015 Toy Industry Association (TIA) toy fair in New York, TROBO was featured as a “hot new toy” at the highly esteemed Digital Kids conference and even won a “Popular Science” award for best new toy.

Check them out at!


Hoppy Paws featured on OC Mom Magazine

hpfeatureCongratulations to our Client Hoppy Paws for their feature on OC Mom Magazine!

Nothing warms parents’ hearts more than seeing the look on their children’s faces when they discover evidence that their favorite Holiday Hare has hippity-hopped through their house! Introducing Hoppy Paws, a stamp kit that creates realistic Easter Bunny paw prints in a safe, non-toxic, biodegradable ink.  Put Hoppy Paws wherever the Easter Bunny roams as Hoppy Paws can be placed on most indoor and outdoor surfaces.  The best part is it washes off using only water- no mess, no fuss.

Created over 20 years ago to start her own family tradition, Trina Barkouras made paw prints to delight and thrill her own children.  She then started to make them for friends and family as well.  Hoppy Paws was born.  Now, Hoppy Paws is available at several retail locations. Hoppy Paws offers their complete line of stamping kits including the “The Leprechaun” footprint stamping kit and “The Tooth Fairy” Wing Stamping Kit.  Each kit is $6.99 plus shipping and handling. Check them out at!

Squatchi featured on Melinda Joy

squatchiCongratulations to our Client Squatchi for their feature on Melinda Joy!

If you’ve ever taken small children to shop for shoes, it’s easy to see the motivation behind Squatchi, a shoe-sizing tool you can use at home. It lets you measure kids’ feet in the comfort of your own home. Once you know their sizes, you can shop online or head to the stores without dragging along the kids.

Squatchi is easy to use, and it doubles as a foot growth chart if you track kids’ measurements with a permanent marker.

Made in the U.S. from recycled plastic, Squatchi takes the guesswork out of shoe sizing so you can shop online with confidence and shop in stores without making your kids come with you. Kids’ feet grow fast, and Squatchi makes it easy to keep up with the changes.

Check them out at!

Elephants on the Wall #Gamechangers

At ChicExecs, we are very thankful to partner with talented and passionate entrepreneurs! We look forward to traveling alongside of them to “change the game” and make a difference in 2015! Each week we will introduce you to a game changing client and share a bit about their brand’s story: how they got started, what inspires them, and how they make a difference.

Today we’d like to introduce you to our first Game Changer of the Week, our Client, Elephants on the Wall.

Elephants on the Wall provides paint-by-number wall murals that you simply tape, trace and paint. It is a do-it-yourself project to be proud of.

elephantsonthewallmuralSouthern California award-winning designer and creator of Elephants on the Wall, Patti Newton, is more than an entrepreneur. She is the keeper of whimsy and delight for children’s wall murals. Since 2005, Patti’s murals have given youngsters something to dream about when they shut their bedroom doors and watch their personal space come alive. As a former designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, she designed themed signage and graphics, seen all around the world.

How did her idea come about? During a visit with her twin grandchildren in Hawaii, she was asked to work on an unfinished paint-by-number wall mural in the children’s room. Once she started painting the mural, she began modifying the characters more and more for more accuracy and cuteness. After she finished her masterpiece with much improved characters, her son, Scott, asked, “Why don’t you do this?” It didn’t take long for Patti to realize there was a need for her skills and that she was good at envisioning what parents and children really want in a wall mural. So, six months later, Elephants on the Wall was born.


Patti loves the difference that her work allows her to make in the loves of others.

“I love designing. That is definitely my happy place, but I also want to make a difference in the world too. When I came across the idea of designing Paint-by-Number wall murals – I was in heaven! The medium fit my design style perfectly. I knew I had to do it. But even after designing, producing and selling tons of murals, with lots of very happy customers, I just wasn’t sure I was making a big enough difference. Then I came across this quote: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

Now I know I have been making a BIG difference all along and all around the world! And I am reminded of it every time a customer sends in a testimonial telling us how their little one now likes going to bed because he loves his room so much, or how he loves to talk to the animals and has given names to them. Or when a customer is SO happy because they aren’t artistic, but they did such a great job on the mural that their friends think she had a professional paint the mural!”

Eager to bring some joy and happiness to the lives of children, Elephants On The Wall has donated paint-by-number wall murals to Arcadia Methodist Hospital’s Pediatric Unit, LA County USC Medical Center, Five Acres: a child and family services agency, and to an orphanage in Haiti.

Find out more about Patti and Elephants on the Wall  at

Be sure to check back next week for another #gamechanger.

Squatchi featured on Double Duty Twins

squatchifeatureCongratulations to our Client Squatchi for their feature on Double Duty Twins!

It seems we are constantly running to get the kids where they need to be. On top of that, we’re working, volunteering, cooking, doing laundry… you name it.  Oh, and we’re also trying to squeeze in a little time for ourselves.

Just when you think you can take a breath, your child tells you her toes are squeezed against the ends of her shoes.  Oh.  Please.  No.  Anything but shoe-shopping.

Your kids have to have shoes.  But do you have to have the hassle that goes along with buying them?  No.  As parents, we would much rather spend quality time with our kids, than go to war with them in a shoe store.

Finally, a solution.  It’s Squatchi.  This one-of-a-kind children’s home shoe-sizer saves you a tremendous amount of time and trouble shopping for shoes with your kids. And it saves you from returning all those shoes you bought online that don’t fit.  You size your kids at home, pick out the shoes in a store or online, buy shoes that actually fit — with no brawling involved — and get a big chunk of your life back

Squatchi is a great baby gift that mom can use for up to 12 years of the child’s life! Check them out at!

WorryWoo Monsters featured on Metro Detroit Mommy

worrywoofeatureCongratulations to our Client WorryWoo Monsters for their feature and giveaway on Metro Detroit Mommy!

Helping children understand and express their emotions can be a caregiver’s biggest challenge. Make the job easier with help from a WooryWoo Monster–loveable stuffed animals which show children that’s okay to feel the way they do. Through a line of plush toys and illustrated storybooks, as well as a partnership with renowned Australian child psychologist Dr. John Irvine, they’ve struck a chord with countless children around the world.

Fuddle, the flighty Monster of Confusion can never make up her mind. It’s as though you can see her thinking aloud; Do…Don’t… Up… Down …Yes…No. She’s so confused about making decisions. All she needs is a pat on the back and a few positive words. Wouldn’t you like to whisper in her ear “Go for it”? 

Check them out at and head on over to Metro Detroit Mommy to enter to win a WorryWoo of your choice.

WorryWoo Monsters featured on


worrywooparentingfeatureCongratulations to our Client WorryWoo Monsters for their feature on as one of the Best Toys for 2015!

Helping children understand and express their emotions can be a caregiver’s biggest challenge. Make the job easier with help from a WooryWoo Monster–loveable stuffed animals which show children that’s okay to feel the way they do.

Andi Green is the celebrated illustrator of the WorryWoo Monsters–a cast of lovable characters that assist kids with recognizing and coping with difficult emotions and situations. Inspired by her own insecurities and roadblocks growing up, Green created the WorryWoo Monsters to teach other children how to dig deep and find their own confidence. Through a line of plush toys and illustrated storybooks, as well as a partnership with renowned Australian child psychologist Dr. John Irvine, they’ve struck a chord with countless children around the world.

Winner of an Iparenting Award and a Creative Child Top Toy Award, Rue and his story, “The Nose That Didn’t Fit” teaches kids of all ages about insecurity, self acceptance, perception and confidence. Other WorryWoo Monsters that help kids embrace their emotions include Wince (the Monster of Worry), Nola (the Monster of Loneliness), Twitch (the Monster of Frustration), Squeek (the Monster of Innocence) and Fuddle (the Monster of Confusion). The super soft and cute Woos meet ASTM and EN71 safety standards, and their stories are printed with environmentally friendly soy inks.

Check them out at!

WorryWoo Monsters featured on CBS Los Angeles

worrywoofeatureCongratulations to our Client WorryWoo Monsters for their feature on CBS Los Angeles!

Growing up can be difficult. With so many things to worry about—making friends, doing well in sports and getting good grades, the last thing children need to stress about is what’s happening in the world today.

The WorryWoo Monsters—a series of lovable characters and accompanying books that teach children the importance of self-awareness and acceptance, offer the first steps toward helping kids understand and cope with their own feelings.

Created to promote healthy emotional wellness, each WorryWoo adventure concludes with an upbeat message of “Hey, it’s OK” and present the perfect opportunity to openly discuss topics that don’t have easy answers.

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